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To the Editor:

Mr. Kampeas’ article about the horrors that occurred in Newtown, Conn., stated that "Jewish groups" were weighing in on the event by calling for more gun control. The piece then referred to a Reform rabbi and B’nai B’rith. I am embarrassed when the term "Jewish" is substituted for what is really meant: "progressive/leftist."

Not one proposal by the anti-gun left would have stopped Lanza from committing his evil. Dennis Prager has written one of his typically wise pieces on the tragedy and correctly points out the left’s inability to see evil, so they blame the gun used to commit heinous acts, not the evildoer. Have any of these so-called Jews ever seen an Israeli teacher, most if not all of whom carry weapons, because they understand the presence of evil so close to them? It is sad the Jewish left is as clueless as its non-Jewish brothers and sisters.

Richard Fishman
Los Angels, CA

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